13:55 Limerick Sun 20 May 2018

  • Tiny Giants Play Live At Limerick Racecourse June 16th Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m, Good
  • 17 Runners
  • Winner€8,316.002nd€2,579.003rd€1,228.004th€554.005th€216.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:3m 47.4sOff time:13:55:26
1
511-12OR: C
6/1
Scorpion gelding out of a Tirol mare related to the likes of Might Bite and Don't Touch It. Won on most recent bumper appearance here last month. Worth a market check on hurdling debut.
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3
611-12OR: 94
33/1
Poor form in a series of hurdle starts including falling on his handicap debut when last seen in June. Hard to make a case for.
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4
511-12OR:
33/1
Pulled up on both career point-to-point starts and first time tongue-tie did not bring about any improvement earlier this month. Plenty to prove here.
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5
511-12OR: BF
5/4
Placed twice from four starts over hurdles including when runner-up in a Leopardstown maiden hurdle but has shown nothing since including at Leopardstown in March when beaten favourite over 2m4f. Worth noting in the betting.
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6
511-12OR:
125/1
Well beaten and never nearer in two career maiden hurdle starts at Killarney and Ballinrobe last month. Form doesn't warrant support here.
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7
511-12OR:
125/1
Never a factor in two maiden hurdle displays in the last month well beaten on both starts and looks vulnerable in this company.
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8
611-12OR:
33/1
Gelding by Stowaway out of a Mark Of Esteem mare related to sturdy national hunt types Hidden Cyclone and Outlander. Looks a long-term prospect on debut.
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9
511-12OR:
25/1
82-rated Flat handicapper for Joseph O'Brien winning one of his five starts. Yard one winner from their last 17 starts and a watching brief for now.
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12
511-12OR: BF
4/1
Failed to build on a promising run at Navan in March when disappointing in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle beaten 19L last month over 2m on soft to heavy ground. Hard to construct much of a case for the son of Dubawi here.
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13
711-12OR:
100/1
Well beaten a total of 80L in two dour maiden hurdle starts over a year apart finishing 10th of 18 earlier this month at Killarney. Looks up against it here.
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14
511-12OR: 109
12/1
Still looking in the hands of the handicapper the Canford Cliff gelding showed plenty of promise last month in a Kilbeggan maiden hurdle over 2m on yielding to soft ground finishing fourth of 12 beaten 5¾L. Could be of interest.
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15
911-12OR:
100/1
Six career victorys on the AW at Dundalk but still without a win on the Flat in 13 turf starts. Hefty struggle looks to be on the in store here.
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16
511-5OR:
40/1
Well beaten on debut at Tramore last month and failed to finish a 12-runner maiden hurdle when upped in trip at Wexford a couple of weeks ago. May appreciate the drop in trip here.
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17
511-5OR: D
4/1
Doyen mare related to Kumbeshwar, Dandridge and multiple scorer for Alan King Valdez. Winner on debut in a Cork bumper when last seen in July and likely to be a warm order here.
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18
511-5OR:
100/1
Well beaten and never a factor on a bumper and maiden hurdle start when last seen in January finishing 12th of 16 well beaten 103L. Unlikely to play a part in the finish here.
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19
711-12OR:
125/1
First Reserve: Morozov gelding out of a Video Rock mare related to game jumpers Opening Batsman, Eduard and seven-time winner Jayo Time. Well beaten on both career starts and best watched for now.
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20
611-12OR:
100/1
Second Reserve: Well beaten on debut in a Ballinrobe bumper earlier this month when sent off at 50/1 and hard to make a case for here.
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Non-Runners

2
Cave Master
511-12OR: -
T: J J WalshJ: P T Enright
10
Offshore Oscar73
711-12OR: -
T: E McNamaraJ: R P Treacy
11
Saddlers Ask62
611-12OR: -
T: Miss D O'SheaJ: Katie O'Farrell
21
Boris Grishenko233
511-12OR: -
T: G ElliottJ: Reserve 3

Last Year's Winner

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Mr Showtime511-125/2
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan

Betting

Forecast

Jetez (5/4), Savannah Storm (4/1), Katie Connell (4/1), Alpine Cobra (6/1), Storm Rising (12/1), Boris Grishenko (20/1), Mr Everest (25/1), Cloudybackwest (33/1), I Keano (33/1), Melman (33/1), Cave Master (33/1), Biddy Be (40/1), Saddlers Ask (50/1), Offshore Oscar (66/1), Sticky Situation (100/1), War Room (100/1), No Holdenback (100/1), Berkeley Byron (100/1), Jp Dundee (125/1), Dont Tell Suellen (125/1), Kanturk Bard (125/1)

Verdict

The Willie Mullins-trained KATIE CONNELL is likely to be popular in the market here and can be expected to land the spoils in a competitive handicap. The five-year-old took the long way round when winning a 2m good ground bumper when last seen in July finishing 4½L ahead of Allardyce who has gone on to be a 118-rated hurdler putting in a number of consistent displays. The generally disappointing Jetez has more potential than a number of these and game bumper winner Alpine Cobra can hit the frame.
  1. Katie Connell
  2. Jetez
  3. Alpine Cobra

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